Divorcing a pregnant woman

Reference: Fataawa at-Talaaq – Question 24, Page 48

Question: Is it permissible to divorce a pregnant woman or not?

Response: There is no harm in divorcing a pregnant woman, as the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar when he divorced his wife whilst she was on her menses:

«Take her back, and hold on to her until she becomes pure then comes on her menses, then becomes pure, then divorce her if you wish, whilst she is in a state of purity or pregnant, before you touch her».

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.